Botetourt Co QueryPage (August 1998)

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August 30, 1998 from ()
I am looking for any information on Stephen Nathanial Short born in Botetourt County VA. in Nov. 1859. He had a brother named Andy. They moved in WVA and settled around Roane County.

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August 29, 1998 from (Brenda Curtis)
My great greatgrandfather, James David Smith, was born in Botetourt Co (@1811) acccording to his Civil War pension file. He married Polly Fletcher, who may have been born in KY. They lived in Hawkins/ Hancock Co TN. Would like to find his/their parents' names. Thanks a lot.

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August 28, 1998 from (Regina Haase)
I am trying to find information on John Floyd who married Polly Querry in Botetourt County on April 14, 1813. Polly Querry's father was Elisha Querry. Would like to find out the name of their children and John Floyd's parents names. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thank you

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August 28, 1998 from (Julie Armstrong Strejc)
Looking for Richard ARMSTRONG or other ARMSTRONGs in Botetourt Co.: Richard ARMSTRONG b. 1730 Natural Bridge, VA, m. 1772 Botetourt Co., VA to Ann LINDSAY d. 1787 Natural Bridge, VA. Don't know who Richard ARMSTRONG's parents were. His sons with Ann LINDSAY were: John b. 1777 VA, m. 1803 to Jane CAMPBELL, d. 1853 IN; George b. 1781 VA, m. 1801 Botetourt Co. to Elizabeth GREEN, d. 1844 IN. Any help on ARMSTRONGs would be greatly appreciated!

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August 22, 1998 from (Wanda)
I am researching the Robert ROWLAND family. It was married to a Martha, believed to have been Martha LOONEY, since the Rowlands settled on Looney's Mill Creek, on land adjacent to Robert Looney's (per Hildebrand's Map of the Fincastle Community, 1740-1760 in Most Distinguished Characters Of The American Frontier, by Madge Looney Crane and Phillip Crane p. 157. Robert Rowland and Robt. Looney both served in the Augusta County Militia in 1742. The known children of Robert and Martha (Looney?) ROWLAND are: William, George, James, and Thomas. My line descends from William, m. Sarah POTTS. Will exchange information. You can view my Rowland line on my homepage at, Wanda (Monterey, TN)

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August 22, 1998 from (Carroll R. Cooper)
Searching for the parents of Meredith and Ambrose COOPER. Meredith was born April 7 ,1792 and Ambrose was born December 18, 1796, both in Botetourt County, VA. They Later resided and married in Smith County, TN. I have almost all the inf on descendents forward, but have been unable to find any info on the parents which woyld reveal my gt. gt. gt. gt. grandfather and mother.

Carroll R. Cooper
1705 Pleasant Lane,
Copperas Cove, Tx. 76522
{254} 518-3301

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August 22, 1998 from (Renee Durfee)
I am researching Henry SMITH and his first wife, Mary BURKS. He married Mary BURKS (Birks) in Bedford County in 1761. He owned land on both sides of Glove Creek in 1763. He also owned land in Botetourt county on Potts Creek and Barbers Creek. Henry later moved to Illinois and then Kentucky. His brother, James SMITH was a prominent Baptist preacher in Garrard Co. Kentucky. He may have brothers, John, Edmund, and Zachariah. Mary Burks' father was Samuel Burks who died in Albemarle County in 1753. I would like additional information on these families and would be willing to share the information I have collected. Sincerely, Renee Durfee

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August 19, 1998 from (Jimmie Lee ROBINS)
I am seeking information on my ggg-grandmother Isabel LOGAN, b: 1797 in South Carolina. Her parents were from the old county of Botetourt Cty. in the area of Virginia. I am looking for the connection between her and John LOGAN, Chief of the Mingo Tribe of that area. John was 1/2 blood Cayuga and married into the Shawnee tribe. Grandmother Isabel was married to a Cherokee of Chickamauga Band. They were all involved in the Lord Dunsmore War. Check link to my webpage and our family's colorful history at: Jimmie Lee

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August 16, 1998 from (Sandy Carneiro)
MYERS, Isaac & Catherine appear in the 1850 Botetourt census, they had a child Mary Eliza born 1 Oct 1853 there. Does anyone know what happen to this family? Their son, my direct line Jacob Myers married and moved to Craig Co.

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August 16, 1998 from (Jimmie Lee ROBINS)
I am seeking information on my ggg-grandmother Sarah LARKIN, b: 1772 and d: 1852. Her parents were Henry Mark LARKIN (1735 - 1773) and Jane NEWTON. Word has it that the LARKINs came from Botetourt Cty, VA. and moved to SC. where where Sarah married Jacob SWAFFORD in 1790.

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August 13, 1998 from (Leatha A. Betts)
Seeking information on Boston DAMEWOOD and his wife Mary. Boston Damewood served in Rev. War continuously from 1776 to 1782, was given land in Kentucky for serving in Ky. Mounted Volunteers in 1794. He and Mary lived in Green Co. Mercer Co., Green Co. and Christian Co. Ky. before heading to Rutherford Co. Tenn. where he received pension for serving in Rev. at age 81, being born in Virg. in 1751. He may have been brother to Melchior/ Michael DAMEWOOD who bought land on Craig's Creek in Botetourt Co. Virginia in 1782, (while Boston was in Rev.) They may have had brothers Jacob and Henry Damewood, and may have all been children of Christian DAMEWALD who arrived in Philidelphia, Pa. from Holland 21 Sep 1742 on the ship Francis and Elizabeth. Seeking any descendants to coordinate what little information there is.

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August 12, 1998 from (Ashley Trautner)
LAMB, Archibald, who married Betsey AUSTIN, son Richard LAMB m. Esther AMYX of Botetourt County, VA (daughter of Samuel Amyx), their son Richard Henry LAMB m. Melvina LOWERY (CRAIG) a widow and lived in Barren County, KY. Searching for information of this family. Archibald's son, Richard married Esther in Botetourt County, VA, and moved to Cumberland County, KY (later named Monroe County, KY). Lived and died there in Persimmon. Their son, Richard Henry LAMB went from Barren County, KY to Mayfield, Kansas in a covered wagon with Eli Rasdall in 1882. Any information appreciated. Ashley Trautner, Frankfort, KY

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August 11, 1998 from (Paul Robertson)
My gggrandfather is a veteran of the War of 1812. He should have joined from his home county of Botetourt VA. His name was Thomas Robertson/ Robinson. Is there a book or resource that might help me find out what unit he may joined? Is there anything computer accessible?

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August 11, 1998 from (Tom WARD)
Seeking parents,marriages and children of Joshua WARD b 1748 VA. Second marriage was to Rhoda STIFF b 24 Apr 1772 VA. Marriage bond in Botetourt Co VA 8 July 1794. Known children of the second marriage.....Mary b 1799 VA, William b 28 Sept 1807 VA and Fanny b ca 1809 VA. Both Joshua and Rhoda died in Hamilton Co OH. Joshua died 26 Dec 1849 and Rhoda died 24 Aug 1836. Both were known to be members of the Methodist Episcopal Church, Joshua for 87 years and Rhoda for 45 years. Any and all information on Joshua and Rhoda and their children appreciated. I'm also trying to determine if this Joshua is the 1/2 brother of Daniel WARD who died in Franklin Co VA in Jan of 1826. Always willing to share.

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August 11, 1998 from (Art.)
Looking for Wm. Preston Anderson born in 1753 in Augusta or Botetourt Co. & married Elizabeth Miller of Botetourt. Her dad was Hugh Miller. They went to Harrison Co. KY. about 1781 to collect his land warrants and settled there. They are my ggg grandparents. His dad may have been Wm. Anderson that operated a ferry on James River and owned a grist mill in Pattonsburg. Thanks for any help.

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August 8, 1998 from PNUTKITTY@AOL.COM (Carol Krajnik)
Looking for my information on my gggrandfather, John MILLIGAN, who was born in Botetourt Co, VA. Migrated to Tennessee and married Roda/ Rhoda HART. They migrated to Missouri in 1848 or 1849. Moved to Southern Illinois during the Civil War. Any information would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.

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August 8, 1998 from (Howard Ray Agee)
Searching for the parents names of my gmother, Virginia Lavender, age 1 on the 1860 Botetourt Co census. Believe the names to be John and Mary Hester. (Some times spelled Lavinder). Believe Virginia was born Sept 26, 1859. Thank you.

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August 4, 1998 from (Donna Carter)
I am researching my g.g.g.g. grandmother. Her name was Elizabeth Wagner, born in Dec 1742 in PA. She was of Welsh decent. She married Glass Caston probably in NC. they moved to Lancaster Dist., SC. She died in 1830. I got this information from her son Wilks Caston's family Bible. This is all I know of her ... except when she died she was supposed to have been most recently from Botetourt Va. I am assuming she might have gone to Botetourt to be with Wagner family members after her husband died. One of Elizabeth Wagner Caston's daughters was named Elizabeth Caston and she married my g.g.g.g grandfather, Joseph Waggoner. I don't know if the Wagner and Waggoner were of the same family ... or different lines. Castons and Waggoners both were in Essex Co., Va in the early 1700s. I would like any information on any Wagners/ Waggoners in Botetourt Va. Thanks, Donna Carter

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August 4, 1998 from RoseAV@AOL.COM (April Van Hoy)
Seeking info. on: *John McALLISTER/ McCALLISTER: b abt 1754 in Augusta Co. or Botetourt Co., VA, d 1824 in Alleghany Co., VA m January 07, 1779 in Botetourt Co., VA to Mary Ann LOGUE, b abt 1760 in Botetourt Co., VA, d abt 1800 in Bath, Co., VA *John WILEY, m May 13, 1774 in Botetourt Co., VA to Lydia Robinson. Any info. would be greatly appreciated. Thanks, April

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